In celebration of the launch our new flexible short breaks, we’re looking at what you can do across the UK in 48 hours. Today, we’re delving into what Lincoln has to offer. This beautiful cathedral city is jam-packed full of history and culture, as well as offering plenty for visitors to discover and explore, so read on to see how you could spend a weekend in Lincoln.
What to See
You can’t go to Lincoln without paying a visit to the Magna Carta. It was housed in Lincoln Cathedral until earlier this year, which sees the 800th anniversary of the document’s sealing. To celebrate the anniversary, a new exhibition has been built for the Magna Carta at Lincoln Castle, including an underground widescreen cinema. Or if you’re not shy of a bit of a climb, take the 338 steps up Lincoln Cathedral to experience panoramic views across the rest of the city and surrounding countryside. The cathedral itself is a beautiful example of Gothic architecture, full of intricate detail and is well worth a visit, even if you don’t fancy the stairs. Look out for the Lincoln Imp who can be found in the details of the cathedral; according to legend, he was turned to stone by an angel for misbehaving!
Where to Eat
Lincoln offers somewhere delightful to eat, whatever you’re in the mood for. For a delicious three course roast dinner with all the trimmings, try The Old Bakery in the Uphill area, which comes very well recommended. For a light refreshment, Bunty’s Tea Room on Steep Hill is a picturesque, traditional tea room- perfect for re-fuelling with a cup of tea and piece of home-made cake! If you’re in the mood for something with local dishes, wander down to the Cheese Society Café on St. Martin’s Lane which specialises in artisan cheese and also offers many local Lincolnshire delicacies including Lincolnshire Poacher cheese and Lincolnshire plum bread. Hidden gem, La Trattoria Da Vincenzo, is located in an unassuming building on West Parade and serves incredible, traditional Italian food from a family recipe using fresh ingredients.
What to Do
Recently named Britain’s Best Street, Lincoln’s Steep Hill offers a unique shopping experience that is not to be missed! It contains some of the oldest buildings in the city and is full of charming independent shops, book stores and cafes. So called because of the steep gradient of the street, Steep Hill is quite the climb but helpfully, there is a shuttle bus that will take you up the hill, which you can hop and hop off. Or if you’re more interested on swotting up on Lincoln’s history than shopping, then you should try their Roman Trail, which can you follow using a printed version from the visitor’s centre or via their app. The trail takes you around the remains of the Roman city, which was built between AD50 and AD60, and also to The Collection Museum where you’ll find Roman artefacts and exhibitions.
Book your stay in Lincoln
Sykes Cottages have some lovely holiday accommodation in Lincoln and many wonderful holiday cottages for you to choose from. For more information on our cottages in Lincoln or our flexible short breaks, please visit the website.